|On the Popular Judgment: That may be Right in Theory, but does not Hold Good in the Praxis - Immanuel Kant|
This tripartite essay, published variously as On the Popular Judgment (J. Richardson trans.), On the Old Saw (E.B. Ashton trans.), or On the Common Saying (both M.J. Gregor and H.B. Nisbet), Kant takes up the issue of the relation of theory to practice in three distinct ways. In the first, he replies to Christian Garve's criticism of his moral theory, in the second, he distances himself from Thomas Hobbes, and in the third, Moses Mendelssohn...
Keywords: immanuel kant; philosophy; political theory; christian garve; thomas hobbes; moses mendelssohn; popular judgment; old saw; common saying